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|Ralph Knows Best|
by Ron11 at 09:46 21 Sep 2019
On this showing, apparently not.
I've lost count of the times we've seen a totally bizarre line up that flies in the face of what any logical person / manager would put on the pitch up against a side that are there for the taking but are at least set up using the best players available.
With Bertrand on the bench, Valery not even on the bench, Danso and Soares completely out of position, it was no surprise to see Bournemouth two up at half time. Why oh why does he do this?
Everybody else in the stadium would have started with Bertrand on the left and Soares on the right
with Danso (or Yoshida) and Bednarek. The fumbling Vestergaard should without doubt be benched.
The second half performance was transformed, even though Ward Prowse blazed the ball over from goal scoring positions at least three times. Not once, but three or more. Do they implement shooting practice??
If they had started with the right players in the right positions in the first half, we would be three points better off this morning.
It just seems to be 'I'll do it my way' from Ralph. Well sorry pal, it's wearing a bit thin.
by saint22 at 06:11 21 Sep 2019
Spurs and Chelsea’s front line must be getting rather excited looking at our defensive chaos
|Credit to 22 post just 5 minutes into match|
by saintmary5 at 00:28 21 Sep 2019
BBC review of match best bits:
The Austrian mysteriously played Soares, a Portugal right-back, at left-back and a central defender in Kevin Danso at right-back - with an England left-back in Ryan Bertrand on the bench.
Hasenhuttl made the predictable adjustments at half-time, sending on Bertrand for Danso and putting Soares on the right, where he performed admirably.
Sadly for Southampton, the damage had been done and Hasenhuttl must take his share of responsibility for this disappointing defeat.?!!
Love Ralph and think he is potentially our best manager but still waiting for him to adapt to premier league tactics!!
|Passing sideways and backwards leading to absolutely nothing!|
by Saintsforeverj at 00:24 21 Sep 2019
Losing 2-1 and the Saints players were passing casually between themselves sideways and backwards. As our penalty award showed, just pump the ball forward and you might get an opening!! You get penalties, players slip and it can result in a goal. Tippy tappy passing that results in nothing, is so pointless! Passing in our own half lead to the rediculous third goal. Just get the dam thing in the box! Why do they keep doing it???
|Could be stuck on 7 points for a while.........|
by A1079 at 22:49 20 Sep 2019
We really needed that win tonight because you would have to say, it looks highly unlikely we will get any points against Spurs or Chelsea. Following that it is Wolves and whilst they have had a poor start you just know they will break it against us. After that I believe it is Leicester and Man City!
Many of our fans, me included many times, have lauded the Ralph Hassenhuttl effect, but tonight and against the first half at Sheff Utd he has got his team and tactics wrong. At Sheff he got away with it, tonight, he did not. We cannot even complain of decisions going against us, because so far VAR has worked in our favour.
What I am really not getting is this:-
- why the repeatedly poor first half of games?
- why, no matter who we put up front, are we so impotent?
We have all covered our issues in defence for several windows now and tonight it was shocking at times. It seems that even RH hasn't got a clue what combination to put there, but I feel, for as unreliable as they all are, he needs to settle on some sort of combination and not keep swapping it around - though he seems settled on Vestergaard and that bewilders me (I appreciate, I am in danger of contradicting myself here). But, for the life of me and I suspect everyone on here, why oh why have we allowed this defensive issue and lack of investment to continue window after window. Whatever small steps we have made are in danger of being erased by this negligence.
As poor as we are at the back, we are equally as poor up front. Harry Wilson not a PL player before this season has scored 3 goals in 5 games. Timo Pukki for Norwich, new to the PL has scored in virtually every game so far, Mason Mountford for Chelsea and James Daniel for Man U, new to the PL have shown that they know where the net is, yet, no matter, who we put up front, experienced or new, seem to become totally goal-shy.
Nick goes on about Captains and leaders and he is right - tonight, in a number of positions, we did not have one, whereas in Bournemouth there was noticeably several. Bournemouth were second best in the second half and we were the better side then. The first half cost us because we were a shambles, the second half cost us, because we can't seem to find the net.
Our home record, whichever way you look at, under several managers now, is truly awful.
As much as I enjoyed last weeks game and result at Sheff, I did feel the result papered over the on-going issues and I also feel Ralph needs to be careful not to become arrogant and blinded by hype.
by wemarch at 22:32 20 Sep 2019
Why put faith in this GK? He played like on the training pitch, most matches since this season. Only saw glimpse of concentration in1 or 2 games against so many mistakes that cost much.
by TheMoog at 22:27 20 Sep 2019
I’m sure there’s been previous threads on this in the past but...
|Stupid headline of the week. |
by SteveMoron at 22:14 20 Sep 2019
"This week it's all about Pompey not Bournemouth"
No wonder the players lacked urgency. We could have gone third!
I just can't get that excited about beating Portsmouth nowadays. The Premier league is what it's all about.
|Onto the big one|
by Bicester_North at 21:57 20 Sep 2019
Again a match where we only turned up for one half. Ridiculous ending but I hope this will give them a proper kick up the arse and make them angry and keen to prove a point on Tuesday. The manager must take the blame for the first half shambles.
by saint22 at 21:37 20 Sep 2019
From the start please
by saint22 at 20:05 20 Sep 2019
Play RB Cedric at lB when Bertrand is on the bench and CB Danso at rb?
by saint22 at 19:11 20 Sep 2019
What’s going on with him?
|Referee for derby game is....|
by dirk_doone at 15:32 20 Sep 2019
Kevin Friend, who reffed our 2-0 win at Brighton this season and gave one of their players a red card. Last season he reffed our 2-1 win v Spurs and 2-2 draw with Man Utd and the season before that our 4-1 win v Everton and draws v Spurs and Newcastle.
The last games he reffed Pompey, they lost 0-1 at home to West Ham, 0-2 away to Reading, 1-2 away to Forest, 0-2 away to Spurs and 0-1 away to Stoke. The only time they managed a draw was at home to Sunderland. They've never won a game when he's been the referee.
by saint22 at 13:20 20 Sep 2019
I do hope we see Valery and Bertrand back in this evening
Would even like a back 4
That Fraser chap will tear us apart on the wing if we don't have a proper back3/4/5
by PatfromPoole at 22:05 19 Sep 2019
From Southampton tonight, I note.
Pretty uninspiring panel though.....